The Farm Security Administration

Photography // Thursday, May 08, 2014
As a result of the New Deal, the United States formed The Farm Security Administration in an effort to combat the rise in rural poverty throughout the country, much as a result of the Dust Bowl. As part of their efforts, the FSA began a photography program that consisted of eleven photographers who were to document the hardships of the American people and the lives they were forced to live. 

Behind the Scenes Photos From 2001: A Space Odyssey

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Occasionally here on the site we like to search out behind the scenes photos from the sets of some of our favorite directors and their films. Not too long ago we showed you Chewbacca's photos from the set of Star Wars and late last year we took a look at photos from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. We hope you enjoy this morning's addition: behind the scene photos from Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The coal mining and migrant workers of China by Song Chao

Photography // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Song Chao is a Chinese photographer who focuses on portraiture of specific groups. Primarily he has cohesively documented the coal mining and migrant workers of China. He uses a white backdrop and artificial lighting to remove these people from their environment and emphasize their strong character and faces in similar fashion to Avedon. 

Formento & Formento

Photography // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
In the photographic works of husband and wife team Formento & Formento, it’s easy to see their inspiration and love for theatrical narratives. Echoing the dramatic lighting of Hithcock, the depictions of solitude by Edward Hopper, and the versatile female roles portrayed by Cindy Sherman, each image is it’s own story belonging to each character depicted in the photographs. 

the work of Mark Cohen

Photography // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Mark Cohen is often forgotten as one of the most inventive street photographers. It’s easier to make up close images in big cities with crowds. Mark Cohen works in smaller suburban areas in an extremely fragmented and graphic style. He points out the specific things of interest, creating surreal compositions with body parts. Often he seeks out children and youth culture in oddly sexualized images of children in bathing suits or a group of boys sucking on cigarettes and lollipops. The compositions are daring and nightmarish.

Andreas Gursky's large architectural and landscape photographs

Photography // Monday, May 05, 2014
Andreas Gursky is one of the most prominent photographers of the past two decades. His work is large scale and deals with colossal structures and collective existence. The photographs are from a very objective and high up perspective, creating broad landscapes with an impersonal feeling. We see people working in factories and the stock exchange, a 99-cent store rife with colorful objects juxtaposed with the minimal aesthetic of a Prada store. 

The Bechers

Photography // Monday, May 05, 2014
Since the 1950’s, German photography duo Bernd and Hilla Becher have set the precedent for photographic surveys. Their compositional style first formed when the pair set out to document the architectural similarities among industrial buildings in the Ruhr Valley of Germany. Over the years, they began photographing all over the world and all different types of structures including water towers, gas tanks, and mine heads. 

Classic Photos of Coney Island in the ’60s

Photography // Sunday, May 04, 2014
The Museum of the City of New York will present In a World of Their own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961 – 1963 opening on May 9 through August 3, 2014. When Aaron Rose began photographing Coney Island in 1961, he bypassed the bluster of the theme parks and sideshows for the more intimate interactions of beach dwellers. 

The work of Noell S. Oszvald

Photography // Saturday, May 03, 2014
With a shadowy and highly conceptual aesthetic, like the images of dreams upon awakening, Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents powerful, surreal self-portraits rich in sentiment and composition. At 22-years-old her portfolio, although small, holds the sophistication of a photographer who has been established for years. 


Photography // Friday, May 02, 2014
New York street photographer, Matt Weber, who will be gracing the pages of our printed magazine in an upcoming issue is the subject of new documentary from Dan Wechsler. As it chronicles the life and times of former cabbie Matt Weber, More Than The Rainbow becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression and NYC. 


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